How to do a Giffgaff SIM Swap?

So first of all you will need a new Giffgaff SIM card for the sim swap. Then you can begin to transfer all your goodybags minutes texts and data over quite easily. No worries if you don’t have a spare Giffgaff Sim for the swap, you can order one here. Is your SIM card broken or you have a new phone that requires a different size SIM?

It’s actually a very simple process, It can be a bit worrying when you have to swap Sims being in such a smart phone dependant world. But not to worry as this Giffgaff Sim swap guide will help you through each and every step in a very easy to follow manner.
How Long does a New Giffgaff SIM card take to arrive?
The sim usually takes no more than 2 days max to arrive, sometimes I have ordered a SIM and received it as quickly as the next day. The main thing is that it’s free and you don’t have to pay anything for the new sim. Giffgaff advises that if your order during the week Monday to Friday then you should get your new sim the next business day providing your order before 5pm on that business day.

You also don’t need to worry about your new Giffgaff Sim size eg. Nano. Micro, mini or normal as Giffgaff Sims come in 3in1 just s s  out the size that you need for the sim swap when you get your sim Order.
Next when you have your new Giffgaff sim for the swap you will need to remove your existing Giffgaff SIM. Before that however Giffgaff advises that you should activate your new sim so that you’re ready to proceed to the next steps required to process your SIM swap properly.

During the activation process is where you will be asked if you want to swap your Giffgaff Sim you can select yes and follow the instructions and enter your giffgaff sim swap to be activated onto the new sim. After you do this your goodybag minutes, texts, data and phone number will be transferred over to the new sim card. If you have top up credit that will also be transferred over after your SIM swap is complete.
Before you start read the information below:

It can take up to 24 hours for a SIM swap to complete (but it’s usually quicker). And you will lose service while it’s processing.SIM swap is not available between 9.30pm and 4.30am.If you’re waiting for your number to move to or from giffgaff, please don’t try to swap your SIM.
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Will my contacts be transferred over?
No, sadly not. When doing a SIM swap your other data, such as contacts and texts, won’t be transferred. So make sure you save them to your phone (not your SIM) before you start
Step by Step giffgaff sim swap

Order new 3in1 giffgaff sim.When new sim arrives remove old sim.Pop out the correct size sim you require eg. nano, micro.Remove old sim if required.Activate your new sim using the steps in this guide.Place new sim into SIM slot in your phone.During your activation you will have been prompted if you require a SIM swap. If so then all of your account will be transferred over to the new sim.Wait 24-48 hours for the sim swap to conclude (usually) quicker in most cases.

We have also written an in depth guide on Giffgaff and how you can benefit from this great pay as you go mobile network, you can check out more info on that guide and Giffgaff pay as you go bundles as well as useful tips on roaming with Giffgaff in Europe.


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